Monday, July 09, 2012

Sweet Dreams, Kevin

Our house is less one resident tonight. Kevin the African frog has passed on. My daughter doesn't know yet as she's spending the week away, but will certainly be heartbroken. Kevin was with us for at least three years. He went to school several times and would eat out of her hand.
I love how the girl in the family is always collecting bugs, turtles and frogs. It's not unusual to find a bag of live crickets in the house, waiting to be fed to some amphibian. Kevin was the first and the longest.
We've seen others die and some we've convinced her to release back into the wild. Each parting brings another wave of emotion. This one is particularly difficult.